The True Message of Christmas (Part 1)

In a world where power and money seem to be the moving force of civilization and cultures, we are confronted at this time every year with a simple yet profound story still fixed in history. Think of it…a child was born in a small remote village and when He grew up declared that He was God and would be the Savior of the world. In whatever way, the world’s tries to somehow hit a “Delete Button” to cancel the facts and meaning of this, but that effort has been futile.

Everything surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ in history resonates with forethought instead of afterthought. His birth was not a surprise that somehow developed meaning over time. There were over 300 predictions, made hundreds of years before Christ, stating details about events surrounding His birth, birthplace and life. According to law of compound probability, the odds for one person fulfilling 60 predictions would be 1 chance in 1 with 157 zeros after it.

Actually the birth of Jesus Christ gives humanity a picture of how God works in the midst of human weakness.  Our Creator and God came with humility and seeming obscurity (Philippians 2:5-9). He came into our world, with all of its brokenness and spiritual bankruptcy, to identify with us (Hebrews 4:14-15; 5:2). The uniqueness of that coming is described in two ways in Isaiah 9:6. As a child, He would be born and as a son (Son of God), He was given to redeem us. This wonderful news that was proclaimed by an angel to shepherds the night of Christ’s birth has been heard and received by millions of people throughout history,Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord !” (Luke 2:10-11)  PMC

This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.  

The Gift of Friendship

 

Learn more about how to both receive and impart this wonderful gift.
FORUM ON FRIENDSHIP
(Facilitated by Jake Joseph)
Monday, December 14

Sign-information for connection on Zoom is as follows:
LINK for using computer for video
Meeting ID: 7704619320
Password: fcap1234

By phone, dial into meeting for audio only.
+1 646 876 9923 US
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Colombia and San Diego Meet Up in Dallas

In mid-November Sergio and Angelita Perdomo (leaders in Colombia, South America) were blessed to spend time in Dallas.  While there, our FCAP Board President, Jerry Litwiller, and his son, Joshua, were able to fly from San Diego to spend time with the Perdomos.  What a blessing the time was for all.  God does indeed have ways of bringing His people together.